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Disenfranchisement for Dummies

(Marc Daalder)– As I fill out my Absentee Ballot for Illinois, I’m asked about an amendment to the state Constitution which would “prohibit any law that disproportionately affects the rights … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Live-blogging Patrick Moore’s “Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout”

(Ethan Corey)– You may have heard that the Amherst College Republicans have invited Patrick Moore, a man who (contrary to what the Amherst website claims) did NOT found Greenpeace, to … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 14 Comments

All the President’s Posters

(Ethan Corey)– By this point, even the most wide-eyed first-year has heard something about last year’s AAS election controversy: We had a president and now we don’t. Arguably that’s all … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

A Fear to Hear

(Lola Fadulu)– Other than binge-watching The Daily Show and The Colbert Report every once in a while, I don’t watch the news on a regular basis. I am not proud … Continue reading

August 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Not a Window But a Mirror: Technology, Alan Turing, and Me

(Marie Lambert)– On June 8th, just a day after the 60th anniversary of British mathematician Alan Turing’s death, the University of Reading in announced that the chatbot program known has … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

P-R-E-S-S-U-R-E: The High-Stakes Culture of Spelling Bees

(Siraj Sindhu)– I’m sure you’ve seen them. Those really nerdy little kids, standing nervously up on stage, clinging onto those cardboard placards emblazoned with numbers and names as if each … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

Loose Moose Tranquilized and Captured in Biddy’s Yard

(Ethan Corey)– During an otherwise uneventful finals week, a lone adolescent moose descended from the wilderness to wreak havoc upon campus, running wild for several hours before Massachusetts Environmental Police … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · 16 Comments

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